Learn more about how an English major, minor, or specialization can help you reach your goals.
Our majors can travel to England, Scotland, Ireland, France (and beyond) as part of the Oxford Summer Seminar. All while earning credit toward their degrees!
The English major prepares students to write well, think analytically and critically, and to solve problems quickly. These are skills that employers demand for today's 21st century job market.
Alumni of the Professional Writing and Technical Communication certificate program visited English 382 to talk with students about careers in technical writing—and the perks of a pet-friendly workplace.
September 19, 2018
This past August, Daniel Sack received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Editing from the Association for Theatre in High Education. The award is for his work on Imagined Theatres: Writing for a...
September 10, 2018
Stacie Klinowski and Jackie Ordway, first-year graduate students in the English Department's Composition and Rhetoric program, have been awarded the Moran-Herrington Fellowship for 2018. As...
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"I am a senior double-major in English and Legal Studies, graduating a year early this May. My goal has always been to attend law school and I believed majoring in English would allow me to improve the necessary reading and writing skills to become a lawyer. I had no idea that studying English would also … "Continue reading about Dani Perez